Brazil’s evangelical lawmakers worry gay activists

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Two demonstrators show their decorated faces during the First National March Against the Homophobia which was held in Brasilia, on May 2010.

Brazil’s evangelical lawmakers worry gay activists


by Jenny Barchfield,Associated Press

With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise that will shape the next administration, regardless of who wins the presidency.

The general election held earlier this month saw a greater share of Brazil’s National Congress seats go to various conservati...


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